Joey + Rory’s Joey Feek Released From Hospital, Heading Home
Ever since Joey Feek -- one half of country duo Joey + Rory -- was diagnosed with Stage IV cervical cancer, fans have been hoping against hope for good news. And now, her husband Rory Feek has it: They're going home.
On Saturday (July 18), Rory Feek posted a message on Facebook, along with a photo of his beloved wife: " ... almost home!! Joey was released from the hospital yesterday and will stay with us at a hotel nearby for a day or two before we all head home."
In the picture, Joey Feek is beaming, sitting on a hotel bed, surrounded by loved ones -- including, of course, her precious daughter Indiana.
Feek's hospital stay was for a 10-hour surgery, which she underwent on July 9 at Chicago’s Cancer Treatment Centers of America. According to her husband's updates, the surgery is believed to have gone well: The surgeon was able to remove all of the main tumor, two infected lymph nodes and other places that were affected. Intra-operative radiation was also performed.
The Feeks' stint at home will be short, however, as Joey Feek will need to return to the Windy City for five weeks of chemo and radiation and 18 weeks of more aggressive chemo.
This difficult cancer journey has been part of the Feeks' lives since June of 2014, when Joey Feek first had surgery to remove the cancer. But in mid-June of this year, the couple shared that the cancer had returned. While many cancer patients and their families would be deeply angry about the diagnosis -- and the return of cancer -- the country singers have shown an incredible amount of grace, faith and hope amidst their struggle.
“God has a plan, and His plan is our plan,” Rory Feek wrote when first revealing the news of his wife's cancer’s return. “Each day that we’re given is a beautiful gift from Him to us. And while we will pray each day for a miracle, we’re gonna live each day as if it’s a miracle. And it is."
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